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College of Education and Social Services, the University of Vermont (teacher)

StarTalk in Vermont: Building Teacher Capacities, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • July 24, 2012August 7, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

This combined program provides opportunities for teachers and students to learn the Chinese language together. Held on the campus of the University of Vermont, the teacher program begins on July 24 and finishes on August 7, 2012, and the dates for the student program are July 27 to August 3. The teacher program aims at upgrading teachers' knowledge and expertise for teaching the Chinese language. Participants study in-depth content on Chinese culture and the Chinese language from renowned scholars to expand their knowledge base. They examine the latest methodology for Chinese language instruction and practice them when they teach in the student program. The student program aims at generating student interest in learning the Chinese language. Participants learn the language at the beginning level with the teachers through various fun activities such as games, handicrafts, mini dramas. Both programs are open to Vermont schools and the schools in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts that are close to the Vermont boarder. The teacher program enroll Chinese language instructors only. The student program enroll beginners only. Applications are to be available at the Principal's Office and the Guidance Department of each school in mid-April.

802-565-7985 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

Middlebury College (teacher)

Startalk Summer Institute: Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for Russian Teachers

Russian • July 14, 2013July 31, 2013Residential Program
  • Middlebury college, Middlebury, VT

The principles of second language acquisition and pedagogy and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century will serve as foundation for this intensive pedagogy program hosted by the Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. The program’s target audience are graduate students who are starting to teach Russian and teachers in middle and high schools. Participants will learn how to choose appropriate pedagogical strategies and develop effective teaching and assessment practices that will bring their students to linguistic and cultural proficiency in Russian. The program curriculum will focus on communicative learner-centered instruction, which uses interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication and integrates the five standards (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities). Participants will also be exposed to the teaching and linguistic expertise of the Middlebury Russian faculty, who will open their classrooms for observations and, as guest lecturers, will lead a series of workshops and seminars. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the material by designing and implementing a number of classroom activities and a final lesson. Participants additionally will benefit from the Russian School’s intensive environment by interacting with students and teachers at cultural events and meals.

610-316-2747 • edengub@middlebury.eduhttp://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian

Middlebury College (teacher)

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for Russian Teachers

Russian • Residential Program
  • July 13, 2014July 13, 2014: Webinar (online)
  • July 21, 2014August 5, 2014: On-site program (face-to-face)
  • Middlebury College Russian School, Middelbury, VT

The principles of second language acquisition and pedagogy and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century will serve as foundation for this intensive pedagogy program hosted by the Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. The program’s target audience are graduate students who are starting to teach Russian and teachers in middle and high schools. Participants will learn how to choose appropriate pedagogical strategies and develop effective teaching and assessment practices that will bring their students to linguistic and cultural proficiency in Russian. The program curriculum will focus on communicative learner-centered instruction, which uses interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication and integrates the five standards (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities). Participants will also be exposed to the teaching and linguistic expertise of the Middlebury Russian faculty, who will open their classrooms for observations and, as guest lecturers, will lead a series of workshops and seminars. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the material by designing and implementing a number of classroom activities and a final lesson. Participants additionally will benefit from the Russian School’s intensive environment by interacting with students and teachers at cultural events and meals.

610-316-2747 • edengub@gmail.comhttp://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian

Middlebury College Language Schools (teacher)

Middlebury STARTALK Summer Chinese Teacher Program

Chinese • June 29, 2010 August 13, 2010Residential Program
  • Middlebury STARTALK Summer Teacher Program, Middlebury, VT

With the assistance of a STARTALK grant, the 2010 Middlebury College summer Chinese School will offer scholarships to make it possible for current and prospective secondary school teachers of Chinese to enroll in the residential MA program. Participants will take graduate courses in Chinese language pedagogy and work on curriculum design and materials development during the full six-week program. They will plan and develop effective classroom activities to help students develop proficiency in the target language across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational), and the five goal areas (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities) as outlined in the national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. In addition to the completed MA application form, on the Web at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/applications/ applicants should also submit an essay that describes 1) the applicant’s background in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, 2) how professional training will enhance his or her teaching as a current or prospective teacher of Chinese at the pre-college level, and 3) what materials will be developed to share with other teachers. Please send all application materials to: Ms. Anna Sun, Chinese School Coordinator, Sunderland Language Center, 356 College Street, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753, USA.

802-443-5520 • sun@middlebury.eduhttp://www.middlebury.edu

Middlebury College Language Schools - Chinese (teacher)

STARTALK Workshop for Teachers of Chinese

Middlebury, VT • Chinese • July 27, 2009 August 31, 2009Residential Session

The workshop will be a component of the six-week MA program and as such, will be open only to enrolled MA students. In addition to graduate level courses, students will have the opportunity to work on curriculum design and materials development during the full six-week program. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on experiences, participants will learn to understand the nature and process of learning Chinese as a foreign language, to identify critical issues in Chinese foreign language pedagogy, and to enhance their ability to develop appropriate teaching materials. They will plan and develop effective classroom activities to help students develop proficiency in the target language across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational,and the five goal areas (communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities) as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

802 443-5510 • sun@middlebury.eduhttp://www.middlebury.edu

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (student)

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy - Chinese

Poultney, VT • Chinese • June 29, 2009 July 25, 2009Residential Session

Middlebury College offers a dynamic summer language immersion for students who have completed grades 7-12. Our 4-week program, called the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA), teaches students Mandarin Chinese in a highly intensive, but fun, environment. Modeled on Middlebury’s renowned Language Schools for undergraduate and graduate students, MMLA offers students the opportunity to live on a college campus and make a year’s worth of progress in their language in 4 weeks. This success owes primarily to the fact that, like their counterparts at the older level, MMLA students take a Language Pledge, promising to speak only the target language 24 hours a day. Please visit MMLA's web site (www.mmla.middlebury.edu) or call (802) 296-2459 to learn more about making a language breakthrough this summer.

802 443-2900 • rderizan@middlebury.eduhttp://www.mmla.middlebury.edu

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (student)

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy - Arabic

Poultney, VT • Arabic • June 29, 2009 July 25, 2009Residential Session

Middlebury College offers a dynamic summer language immersion for students who have completed grades 7-12. Our 4-week program, called the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA), teaches students Arabic in a highly intensive, but fun, environment. Modeled on Middlebury’s renowned Language Schools for undergraduate and graduate students, MMLA offers students the opportunity to live on a college campus and make a year’s worth of progress in their language in 4 weeks. This success owes primarily to the fact that, like their counterparts at the older level, MMLA students take a Language Pledge, promising to speak only the target language 24 hours a day. Please visit MMLA's web site (www.mmla.middlebury.edu) or call (802) 296-2459 to learn more about making a language breakthrough this summer.

802 443-2900 • rderizan@middlebury.eduhttp://www.mmla.middlebury.edu

STARTALK 2013 Combination Proposal Program - The University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services (teacher)

StarTalk Vermont: Building Teacher Capacity, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • July 30, 2013August 10, 2013Residential Program
  • StarTalk Vermont, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

This program is intended to provide the opportunity for 15 Chinese language teachers from across the nation to upgrade their knowledge and skill in instruction by developing a comprehensive understanding of the StarTalk principles and the standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The teachers will be recruited and selected nationally, and will study the latest theories and the best practices of foreign language and Chinese language instruction, design lessons unites that follow the StarTalk principles, teach these lessons at the student program that will be held at the same time, be coached on their lesson design and teaching implementation by a Lead Instructor, reflect on the differences in teaching in the conventional ways and innovative ways, with the overall goal of improving their teaching in their respective schools. All presentations and teaching to the participants of the teacher program will be conducted by experts of foreign language and the Chinese language, and teacher participants will be coached by a Lead Instructor to ensure maximum comprehension of the latest teaching methodologies and improvement in teaching styles. The 2013 program will be held at the University of Vermont for 13 days during the summer. Visit www.uvm.edu/~startalk for specific dates.

802-656-7985 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

STARTALK 2013 Combination Proposal Program - The University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services (student)

StarTalk Vermont: Building Teacher Capacity, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • August 3, 2013August 9, 2013Residential Program
  • The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The StarTalk Vermont program serves high school students from rural areas in Vermont who have an interest in learning the Chinese language but have no access to the language in their schools. For seven days, the students will study the Chinese language with selected teachers with the purpose of generating their interest in the Chinese language. Major instructional goals include generating student interest in learning the Chinese language by incorporating the 5 C's (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, Communities) into the daily learning units and curriculum. The anticipated outcomes are to enable rural Vermont students to become interested in learning the Chinese language in an inviting, stimulating, and exciting environment. The twenty-five high school students in Grades 9-12 will be selected from rural areas in Vermont to study Chinese language and culture for 56 hours during the seven days of the program. For specific dates, visit StarTalk Vermont website at www.uvm.edu/~startalk

802-656-7985 • jdrouin@uvm.eduhttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

The University of Vermont (student)

StarTalk in Vermont: Building Teacher Capacities, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • July 27, 2012August 3, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

This combined program provides opportunities for teachers and students to learn the Chinese language together. Held on the campus of the University of Vermont, the teacher program begins on July 24 and finishes on August 7, 2012, and the dates for the student program are July 27 to August 3. The teacher program aims at upgrading teachers' knowledge and expertise for teaching the Chinese language. Participants study in-depth content on Chinese culture and the Chinese language from renowned scholars to expand their knowledge base. They examine the latest methodology for Chinese language instruction and practice them when they teach in the student program. The student program aims at generating student interest in learning the Chinese language. Participants learn the language at the beginning level with the teachers through various fun activities such as games, handicrafts, mini dramas. Both programs are open to Vermont schools and the schools in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts that are close to the Vermont boarder. The teacher program enroll Chinese language instructors only. The student program enroll beginners only. Applications are to be available at the Principal's Office and the Guidance Department of each school in mid-April.

802-857-7000 Ext. 1545 • glong@ccsuvt.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

The University of Vermont (student)

Developing Teacher Capacity, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • Residential Program
  • August 2, 2014August 8, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The student program is a component of StarTalk Vermont. It serves high school students from rural areas in Vermont, and schools in states that border Vermont, who are interested in learning the Chinese language yet have no access to the language in their schools. During the seven-day program, the students will study the Chinese language and experience certain aspects of Chinese culture with the teachers in the StarTalk Vermont teacher program.

802-656-7985 • glong@crestviewlocal.k12.oh.ushttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk

The University of Vermont (teacher)

Promoting Chinese Language Instruction through Professional Development

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 26, 2015August 8, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Burlington, VT

The teacher program of StarTalk Vermont intents to provide opportunities for 10 Chinese language teachers from across the nation to upgrade their knowledge and skills in instruction by developing a comprehensive understanding of the StarTalk Principles and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The participants will have 104 hours of instructional time, including daily coaching by a Lead Instructor, presentations and lectures given by experts, lesson design with consultation of the experts, and reflections on the activities they are engaged in as compared with their teaching practices in schools. The participants will apply what they learn to practice by teaching in the student program so that each teacher will have several opportunities for instruction. The program will last for 13 days, and a pre-program assignment on StarTalk Principles, the 5 C's, and the Coaching approcah is required. Follow-up contacts will be maintained through E-mail, Skype sessions, and telephone calls after the program. Certain technology approaches will be applied to the teacher program for instruction and for management of the program.

802-989-5402 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

The University of Vermont (student)

Developing Teacher Capacity, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • Residential Program
  • August 1, 2015August 7, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Burlington, VT

The student program is a component of StarTalk Vermont. It serves high school students from Vermont and the schools in states that border Vermont, who are interested in learning the Chinese language yet have no access to the language in their schools. Those who have learned the language are not eligible. During the seven-day program, the students will study the Chinese language and experience certain aspects of Chinese culture with the teachers in the StarTalk Vermont teacher program.

330-831-8838 • glong@crestviewlocal.k12.oh.ushttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk

The University of Vermont, College of Eucation and Social Services (teacher)

StarTalk Vermont 2014: Promoting Chinese Language Instruction through Professional Development

Chinese • Residential Program
  • July 27, 2014August 9, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The teacher program of StarTalk Vermont intents to provide opportunities for 10 Chinese language teachers from across the nation to upgrade their knowledge and skills in instruction by developing a comprehensive understanding of the StarTalk Principles and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.The participants will have 104 hours of instructional time, including daily coaching by a Lead Instructor, presentations and lectures given by experts, designing lesson units with consultation of the experts, and sharing reflections on the activities they are engaged in as compared with their teaching practices in schools. The participants will apply what they learn to practice by teaching in the student program as we ensure that each teacher will have several opportunities for instruction. The program will last for 13 days, from July 27 to August 9, 2014, including a pre-program assignment prior to the start of the program for the participants to read about and become familiar with the StarTalk Principles, the 5C's, and the Coaching approach. Follow-up contacts will be maintained through E-mail, Skype sessions, and telephone calls after the program. Certain technology approaches will be applied to the teacher program for instruction and for management of the program.

802-656-7985 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/
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